addition, increase, gain(noun)
a quantity that is added
"there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
a change resulting in an increase
"the increase is scheduled for next month"
increase, increment, growth(noun)
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
the amount by which something increases
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
the act of increasing something
"he gave me an increase in salary"
become bigger or greater in amount
"The amount of work increased"
make bigger or more
"The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.
Other items are to be added to the account.
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List of paraphrases:
rise, increasing, increased, enhance, growth, raise, increases, improve, grow, strengthen, increment, expand, augment, enhancing, boost, raising, surge, intensify, augmentation, growing, expansion, strengthening, rising, enhancement, improving, greater, upsurge, heighten, reinforce, enhanced, progression, broaden, improvement, escalation, 'augmentation, extend, hike, further, more, expanding, redouble, intensification, higher, additional, augmenting, mark-up, build, widen, add, enlarge, rises, multiply
How to use increase in a sentence?
As the rate of childhood obesity continues to increase, it's critical for us to identify whether weight loss procedures that are frequently performed on adults are also safe and effective options for adolescents, for certain patients, surgical therapy may be the best option for long-term treatment.
We worry (Assad) will increase the violations if no one says anything to him.
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
A major national STEM objective is to increase the participation of women, when one of the most prominent scientists repeatedly commits sexual harassment, it threatens this national objective.
When I first conceded to do this report 2 ½ years ago, I thought that we would be documenting a decline, we were surprised that there was such a broad increase across so many causes of death.
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